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Our commitment

Our commitment

LYBS was founded in 1992 in the Minhang District of Shanghai. Rich in heritage, and set in a beautiful and leafy suburb, the school prides itself of being one of the oldest private schools in the city. LYBS is a large community with almost 350 colleagues teaching and caring for more than 2000 students - 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time. It is a truly well-knit community that celebrates everyone’s individuality, talents and potential. We embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We work hard to create a culture where different perspectives are valued, and our staff feel appreciated for their individuality and share a sense of belonging. Our aim is to reflect the diverse nature of society and of our student body. Furthermore, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be conditional on successful reference and background checks. All international applicants to the school must be granted the right to work in the People’s Republic of China. 

For more information on working at LYBS, please never hesitate to contact our Human Resources team on lysy@liaoyuanedu.org (national enquiries) and on +86 (021) 64987367 ext. 805 or twinnie.bao@ys-edu.com.cn (international enquiries).

Vacancies & Opportunities

Vacancies & Opportunities

LYBS values professional growth as a cornerstone for the on-going improvement of student learning. We are committed to being an equitable, inclusive and world class place to work, offering existing and prospective faculty and staff a high-quality work environment. At the heart of LYBS are our excellent people – both academic and professional faculty and staff, dedicated to the development of the school and its students. Please find on our "Vacancies" page the latest opportunities. We encourage you to periodically check this site during the upcoming months as vacancies develop. Shortlisted candidates for our positions will be notified by our administrators. Set yourself up on the path to inspire, challenge and instil the love of learning in young minds. The culture here at LYBS, like everywhere in China, is warm and inviting. Cultivating a strong sense of community is an important commitment at our school. Consider joining our amazing learning community! We thank you for your interest in LYBS and look forward to reviewing your applications!

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Academic Staff Profile & Expectations

Academic Staff Profile & Expectations

LYBS is proud of our talented, caring and professional faculty. Success in any academic position depends on realizing many synergies. Teachers who are successful at LYBS typically match closely with the characteristics listed below, which include but are not limited to:

Basic Qualities (required)

Minimum two years’ experience, qualified with at least a bachelor’s degree, and a teaching certificate where applicable

Highly professional

Child focused – warm, caring and supportive

Ability to work with parents and be part of a community

Team player – collaborative, adaptable, positive and flexible

Commitment to ongoing professional development

General interest in Shanghai and China

Professional Experience (preferred)

Experience/training in working with English as Additional Language (EAL)

High level of IT skills and experience in integrating IT with teaching

Experience with contemporary practices especially in English and Mathematics (as applicable)

Experience with authentic assessment practices

Experience in organizing school events and extracurricular activities

Experience in coaching sporting teams and/or performing arts

Experience in outdoor education and recreation programmes

Pedagogical Profile (preferred)

IBPYP, IBMYP, IB Diploma, STEAM or Design Thinking programmes experience

Chinese National Curriculum knowledge and experience required (national hires)

Inquiry-based, activity-based and hands-on learning

Using local context and environment to enhance learning

Multi-cultural approach or experiences

Stimulating classroom environment

Experience in differentiating teaching techniques

LYBS is a progressive school and has a dedicated community with high expectations – excellence in teaching, full involvement in the school’s development and with extracurricular activities. Candidates considering working at LYBS should be prepared to meet these expectations in addition to the regular teaching load. A standard workload is outlined below:

School Year

Each school year has approximately 195 contact days, starting on August 1 and ending July 31. The school fully complies with official Chinese public and school holidays. New Staff Orientation takes place in August.

School Hours

School hours normally are 08:00 to 17:00. Teachers are expected to be at the school and in their classroom or any other designated area by 07:30. Supervision and substitution duties are part of a teacher’s routine to name but a few.

Teaching Hours

Teaching hours last around 45’. A full teaching load in a week is generally 30 periods maximum with an average of 24. The non-contact periods are allocated for planning, preparation, assessment, curriculum development, classroom management, collaborative planning meetings, conferences with parents and students, study supervision, to name but a few.

School Life/Development

Teachers are expected to implement goals from the Strategic Plan and take part in the development of the school, perform dorm duties (as/ if applicable), participate and support marketing and admissions events, as well as other school activities during the week or over the weekend, as needed, to name but a few.

LYBS Amazing House (After School Activities Programme)

The school encompasses all activities outside the classroom including, but not limited to After School Activities (ASAs), the arts (performing and visual), sports, clubs, enterprises, homework support, community service, etc. Teachers are expected to contribute to the equivalent of at least two activities per semester (usually two afternoons every week) or coach 1 inter-school sport (usually two afternoons every week and some weekends to participate in tournaments, exhibitions, competitions, etc.). Teachers are also expected to chaperon students during study time in the afternoon (resident students), field trips and excursions and expeditions locally, nationally and internationally as needed.

Teacher Professional Development

LYBS provides a range of professional development opportunities throughout the year. These include in-service training, conferences and workshops in China, as well as overseas. Many of these may occur outside of the normal working day or even over the weekend or holidays.

After School Meetings

Whole staff meetings are compulsory for all teachers and are held regularly and systematically. Teachers are also required to attend collaborative planning meetings during and/ or after school hours.

Non-Academic Staff Profile & Expectations

Non-Academic Staff Profile & Expectations

LYBS is a progressive school and has a dedicated community with high expectations. Non-academic staff who are successful at LYBS typically match closely with the characteristics listed below, which include but are not limited to:

Basic Qualities (required)

Minimum two years’ experience, qualified with at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and professional certification where applicable

Being independent users of English

Highly professional

Child focused – warm, caring and supportive

Ability to work with parents and be part of a community

Team player – collaborative, adaptable, positive and flexible

Commitment to ongoing professional development

Professional Experience (preferred)

Experience/training in working with expats preferred

Experience working in the education industry preferred

High level of IT skills

Experience with contemporary practices in their area of expertise

Experience with authentic practices in their area of expertise

Support Staff Profile & Expectations

Support Staff Profile & Expectations

LYBS is a progressive school and has a dedicated community with high expectations. Administrators who are successful at LYBS typically match closely with the characteristics listed below.

Basic Qualities (required)

Minimum two years’ experience with professional certification where applicable

Highly professional

Child focused – warm, caring and supportive

Ability to work with parents and be part of a community

Team player – collaborative, adaptable, positive and flexible

Commitment to ongoing professional development

Professional Experience (preferred)

Experience/training in working with expats preferred

Experience working in the education industry preferred

Basic level of IT skills

Experience with contemporary practices in their area of expertise

Experience with authentic practices in their area of expertise

Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Interested in joining us? Find out more details on vacancies currently available:

Academic Staff

Leadership Vacancies

Faculty Vacancies

Non-Academic Staff

Management Vacancies

Office Vacancies

Support Staff

Vacancies

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Thank you for your interest in LYBS!

Living in Shanghai

Living in Shanghai

Shanghai is often described as the intersection of East and West and is home to many multinational and major Chinese companies and organizations. An emerging middle class is starting to become the largest group of mass consumers, with an ever-evolving thirst for development, diversity and sophistication. Shanghai is at the forefront of economic growth, creative prowess and exciting changes. It is one of the world’s most populous and most exciting cities. Shanghai has a spectacular variety of things to see that illuminate both the city’s past and its future. Just take a look at the city’s skyline from the Bund, canvassing the Pudong skyline. It boasts some of the world’s tallest buildings including the JingMao Tower, Pearl TV Tower and the newest World Financial Center. Bund-side you'll find old colonial style buildings, a reminder of Shanghai’s past when the Pearl of the Orient served as an international hub during the 1920s and 30s. With stunning architecture, lit up on weekend nights for tourists and late-night revellers to enjoy. Travel over to the former French Concession to get a different feel of little neighbourhoods with lane houses, smaller buildings, outdoor cafes, markets and pretty tree-lined streets. Head to Taikang Lu in Tianzifang to see typical Chinese alleyways transformed into a gallery, shop and restaurant-filled maze. Experience modern Shanghai with an old twist in Xintiandi where a new development has taken shape combining the use of old Chinese architecture with new shops and restaurants. 

Shanghai’s climate consists of a warm spring, hot summer, cool autumn and cold winter. In late spring-early autumn you can expect rain, with some thunderstorms in August-September. Pack light clothes for summer as July and August are known for intense heat and relentless humidity. Heavy clothes are a must for winter as the moisture makes it feel colder than it actually is. In spring, weather fluctuates and can require a light jacket one day and swimsuit the next. Best to pack versatile layers for spring, with expectations of approaching summer heat. Layering is also a good idea for autumn as in early months warm weather can linger and provide some of the nicest days in Shanghai. While approaching November it starts to get increasingly cold and sweaters, coats and gloves are advised. Transportation in Shanghai has evolved to become efficient and convenient. Taxis are the easiest means of transport during non-peak hours. Metro and buses in Shanghai are also easy to navigate once you have been introduced and are how most people commute. Shanghai is home to some of China’s best cuisine. As a bustling metropolis, you can find almost any kind of food you’re craving – from varied regional Chinese dishes, Italian Aperitivo, to American burgers. Feeling adventurous? Try some of Shanghai’s street food for a snack or satisfy your hunkering for spice with some Hunan or Sichuan food! In China, eating is a sociable occasion, and sharing some delicious food and drink with your friends is a wonderful (and not necessarily expensive) way to spend the evening. Although Shanghai is China’s most expensive city, it’s still easy to live here on a budget, particularly in comparison to Western metropolises.

Our colleagues in Human Resources will always be more than happy to support you during transition and provide all the necessary information during orientation in August!